Only one winner of massive $540 million jackpot in US lottery

The prize is one of the biggest ever given out by the Mega Millions company

One lucky winner in Indiana is over $500 million better off after a life-changing prize on the Mega Millions lottery. 

The ticket holder, who has yet to come forward and claim their prize since it was announced on Friday night, will take home $540 million paid out in 30 annual installments. The winning numbers were 8, 19, 20, 55, and 73, and the mega ball was 5.

Although the jackpot is a huge figure, it is only the third highest total ever won in the Mega Millions lottery, which is played across 44 different states, and the seventh biggest in the history of the lottery in the United States.

According to CNN, the biggest jackpot ever won in the Mega Millions was $1.56 billion won by three players in January of this year. 

The jackpot has been rolled over since March, when the last winner from Seattle took home $157 million.

Via CNN